Sun Life’s Mark Donaphon to Lead Mid-Atlantic Territory as Group Market Manager

  Sun Life’s Mark Donaphon to Lead Mid-Atlantic Territory as Group Market

     Sales Model Emphasizes On-Site Leadership, Collaboration, Innovation

Business Wire

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- June 24, 2014

The U.S. business group of Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF, TSX: SLF) has
announced Mark Donaphon as Group Market Manager and Assistant Vice President
for Sun Life’s Mid-Atlantic territory, encompassing Upstate New York (Albany,
Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse); Western Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia,
Washington, DC, and West Virginia.

“Mark’s new focus reflects our strategy to help our distribution team provide
comprehensive advice across all product lines, Stop-Loss, Life, Disability,
and Group Voluntary,” said Mike Joyce, VP and Regional Market Leader for Sun
Life’s East region. “Backed by operations experts, our group market managers
can now spend more time doing what they do best -- mentoring reps on-site and
driving the collaboration that will provide the most innovative products and
services to benefit brokers. This approach allows Sun Life to fully leverage
Mark’s strong technical background and his expertise in our Core, Voluntary,
and Stop-Loss products,” Joyce added.

With over 13 years of employee benefits experience, Donaphon joined Sun Life
in 2000. He received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management from the
US. Military Academy at West Point, NY in 1998, and a Masters of Business
Administration from Villanova University, in Villanova, PA In 2005. A
volunteer basketball and baseball coach, Mark also serves on the board of the
Media, PA Youth Center.

About Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization
providing a diverse range of protection and wealth accumulation products and
services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its
partners today have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the
United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan,
Indonesia, India, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Bermuda. Sun Life Financial
Inc., the holding company for the Sun Life Financial group of companies, is a
public company. It is not an insurance company and does not offer insurance
products for sale in the United States or elsewhere, and does not guarantee
the obligations of its insurance company subsidiaries. Sun Life Financial Inc.
trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE), and Philippine (PSE) stock
exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

In the United States and elsewhere, insurance products are offered by members
of the Sun Life Financial group that are insurance companies. In the United
States, Sun Life Financial provides a range of products and services to
employers and their employees, including Group and Voluntary Life, Disability,
Dental, Critical Illness, Accident, and Stop-Loss insurance products. Product
offerings may not be available in all states and may vary depending on state
laws and regulations. For more information, please

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